Has anyone written about Britpop and its use of choirs?
A few examples:
- Blur’s “Tender”
- Primal Scream’s “Movin’ On Up”
- many Spiritualized songs (to be fair, those songs are mostly off of two of his albums)
The part of my brain that looks for far-fetched justifications thinks that, knowing the druggy reputations (former, for some) of these bands, that they conflated a drugged-up high with a spiritual high, something I’m sure I’m not the first person to think of (esp. pertaining to Spiritualized). Or maybe they just thought choirs sounded nice. Either way, if someone wrote a thing about this thing, I would read it.
- nervousacid said: I think it’s more about the epic grandeur of a big choir—in the same way that you weren’t a Britpop band in the 1990s if you didn’t work with the London Symphony Orchestra. Although in the example you use, drugs seem like a good catalyst for a choir.
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- choire said: CF DENIM’s “IT FELL OFF THE BACK OF A LORRY,” the greatest send-up of this period of Brit pop ever: youtube.com/watch?v…
- jonathanbogart said: The granddaddy of them all is “Hey Jude,” which is usually the comparison point UK writers will start from
- barthel said: I assume it is related to “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” somehow.
- fatmanatee said: I’d like articles on the jersey shore’s influence on pop music. Someone probably wrote it but I can’t deal with music blogs.
- bmichael said: you cant always get what u want
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